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Jurors Need Science Guide in the Talc Litigations

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In the past decades, the word “talc” was associated with baby powder and nobody even knew that it was deadly toxic. Today we know that talcum powder is, in fact, dangerous because it contains asbestos. No wonder some of the biggest cosmetic companies are facing lawsuits from people who were using their talcum powder and…

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Proton Pump Inhibitors May Increase Risk of COVID-19

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According to researches, patients who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be exposed to a higher risk get COVID-19. This new finding suggests that doctors should consider which patients need such powerful acid-lowering drugs, said professor of medicine, Brennan Spiegel. Spiegel’s study was published on July 7 in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Although studies have…

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Black Box Warnings Do Not Make Fluoroquinolone Acceptable

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Numerous patients across the United States faced injuries that changed their lives after they used a commonly prescribed antibiotic from the fluoroquinolone drug class. These cases grow with each day, despite there is a series of Black Box Warnings.  FDA recently warned (in March 2018) physicians to avoid prescribing this drug, due to uncomplicated infections…

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Nephrologists Are Reluctant to Accept Janssen’s INVOKANA

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Millions of Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes, and about one-quarter of those patients have kidney disease, which makes the diabetic kidney disease one of the biggest reasons for morbidity in the USA. INVOKANA was approved in 2019 as the first sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. It should reduce the risk of terminal kidney disease,…

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Apixaban Inconsistent on Stopping Stroke

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A new study suggests that Apixaban may not stop a stroke in patients on maintenance dialysis as well as in patients who have new-onset nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. The drug may even increase the risk of bleeding,s. According to recent research on Apixaban, (a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC), it outperformed warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist, in…

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Connecticut Top Court Confirms Defense Win in Pradaxa Litigation

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Connecticut’s top court has confirmed a defense verdict delivered in the first case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming Boehringer Ingelheim did not warn of the risks of severe bleeding linked with its blood thinner drug Pradaxa. The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday rejected arguments by Mary Boone’s daughter that a…

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Gonorrhea Resistance to Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

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Having a sexually transmitted infection may sound like a terrible thing (and it could be if not treated), but with the suitable medicine, it could easily be put under control.   Gonorrhea is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It is caused by a bacterium known as Neisseria gonorrhea; this STD has mainly developed resistance to defeat…

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Two Injured in Motorcycle Crash into SUV, Road Rage a Possible Cause

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A motorcycle crash that occurred on Monday is under investigation by Lenoir police officers due to the possible involvement of road rage in the tragic incident. According to WSOC TV, two Injured in motorcycle crash into SUV that was later sent to the hospital. The crash, which occurred on Highway 321, consisted of a motorcycle…

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